São João Bridge

Vila Nova de Gaia
Description

The S. João Bridge was inaugurated on the day of the Saint who baptized it, on the 24th June 1991. With the project of Professor Edgar Cardoso, this bridge was built to serve the rail passage and thus, replace the D. Maria Bridge that didn’t allow the modern machines to exceed 20km/h and the cargo limitation. Built in reinforced concrete, in shape of Pi, it is a bridge of the type continuous portico, with vertical pillars with three openings. In 1991, it constituted a world record for these types of bridges.

Location: Vila Nova de Gaia
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